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Lydia in about 50 CE.

Temenothyra (Ancient Greek: Τημενοθύρα), or Temenothyrae or Temenothyrai (Τημενοθύραι or Τημένου θύραι), was a town of ancient Lydia,[1] or of Phrygia,[2] inhabited during Roman and Byzantine times.[3] It became a bishopric; no longer the seat of a residential bishop, under the name Temenothyrae it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church.[4]

Its site is located near Uşak in Asiatic Turkey.[3][5]


  1. ^ Pausanias. Description of Greece. Vol. 1.35.7.
  2. ^ Hierocles. Synecdemus. Vol. p. 668.
  3. ^ a b Richard Talbert, ed. (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World. Princeton University Press. p. 62, and directory notes accompanying.
  4. ^ Catholic Hierarchy
  5. ^ Lund University. Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1854–1857). "Temenothyra". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography. London: John Murray.

Coordinates: 38°40′56″N 29°24′29″E / 38.682301°N 29.40819°E / 38.682301; 29.40819